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About Singapour
Climates:

Singapore is located in the South-Eastern part of Asia at the southern tip of the Malayan Peninsula and lies in very close vicinity of the equator. The exact positioning is 1 degree north of the equator and has a tropical type of climate. The geographical location and the influence of the sea in Singapore exert a great influence on the climatic conditions of the country.

The location of the country affects a lot on its weather and climatic conditions. The main features of its climate are uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity and abundant rainfall. Our site Focus Singapore offers detailed information about the climate of Singapore. You will experience no distinct seasons in Singapore

Credit Cards:

The banks in Singapore offer Master and Visa cards. The non- banking credit cards include Diners Club, American Express, and JCB cards. Bank credit cards are more easily available from account holding banks. Acquiring credit cards from non-account holding banks is tougher and unnecessary.

Singapore credit cards often come with multiple benefits. These benefits vary from one card category to another and from one card company to the next one. Facilities like waiver of yearly fees, accumulation of points on every purchase, and free insurance are offered to card holders.

Currency:

All the banknotes have the same guy, the first president of Singapore on the front. On the back of the banknotes are civic virtues. The coins are similar to each other. The front has a coat of arms and the back have flowers.The smaller denominations coins such as the one cent and 5 cent pieces are rarely seen. Stores round up or adjust down to the nearest 10 cents (which is worth about 5 Euro cents or 6 US cents)

There are some new banknotes that almost look like the old ones. The main difference is that they are made of thin plastic, not paper. They have a transparent window in 2 corners. They feel like Australian currency.

Economy:

Singapore's strategic location on major sea lanes and its industrious population have given the country an economic importance in Southeast Asia disproportionate to its small size. Upon independence in 1965, Singapore was faced with a lack of physical resources and a small domestic market.

In response, the Singapore Government adopted a pro-business, pro-foreign investment, export-oriented economic policy framework, combined with state-directed investments in strategic government-owned corporations. Singapore's economic strategy proved a success, producing real growth that averaged 7.8% from 1965 to 2009. The worldwide electronics slump in 2001 and the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 dealt blows to the economy, but growth bounced back each time, driven by world demand for electronics, pharmaceuticals, other manufactured goods, and financial services, particularly in the economies of its major trading partners--the United States, the European Union, Japan, and China, as well as expanding emerging markets such as India. The global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 dealt a blow to Singapore's open, trade-oriented economy. Singapore saw its worst two quarters of contraction in late 2008 and early 2009, but quickly recovered with strong performance in later quarters. The official growth forecast for 2010 is between 4.5% and 6.5%.

Electricity:

Electricity in Singapore is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Singapore with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.

Emergency:

In Singapore offers first-rate infrastructure services that have kept the tiny island state one popular for travel and tourism in Southeast Asia. Provided below is the list of Important Phone Numbers in Singapore that can be quite useful on your trip.Emergencies Fire/Ambulance 995,Police 999 .

Geography:

Singapore is an island of 646 sq. km, about the size of Chicago. It is located at one of the crossroads of the world. Singapore's strategic position has helped it grow into a major center for trade, communications, and tourism. Its geographical location is 96km north of the equator, between longitude 103 degrees 36' East and 104 degrees 25' East. Singapore is often touted as a concrete jungle with close to 90% of the population living in flats and an ever-changing skyline of monumental buildings. Government and private enterprises also conduct an orchestra of automation that makes Singapore one of the world's most efficient societies. Yet Singapore has also been known as a green city. There is a wealth of flora and fauna here that is beyond our own imagination.

Government:

Singapore was an independent state within Malaysia and had its own constitution by 16th September 1963. It however broke away from Malaysia on 9th August 1965. The form of government prevailing in Singapore is a unicameral parliamentary government. According to the constitutional Amendment passed on 22nd December 1965, Singapore would have a President elected every four years by the Parliament, whose role would be ceremonial. However in 1991, the constitution was again amended to have a popularly elected President who would also enjoy veto powers in certain matters of national importance. Being small in area, the government works at just one level, the national and the local government being the same.

Health:

he Health care system in Japan provides healthcare services, including screening examinations for particular diseases where the patient pays 30% of the cost of, prenatal care, and infectious disease control while the government pays the remaining 70%. Payment for personal medical services is offered through a universal health care insurance system that provides relative equality of access, with fees set by a government committee.

People without insurance through employers can participate in a national health insurance program administered by local governments. Patients are free to select physicians or facilities of their choice and cannot be denied coverage. Hospitals, by law, must be run as non-profit and be managed by physicians. For-profit corporations are not allowed to own or operate hospitals.

Language:

Japanese is not directly related to any other language (family).

Despite the complexity, Japan boasts an adult literacy level of 99%.

Even though Japanese is only spoken in Japan as first language, there is a good number of dialects with considerable variation.

Spoken in: Japan, Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, Taiwan.

Medical services:

Amidst changes in the national disease structure (e.g. graying population and the increase in chronic diseases), Japan is now promoting measures that actively enhance national health and place the focus on "primary prevention" of diseases.

Ministr y of Health, Labor and Welfare, which oversees the nation's public health and medical care, has been promoting the "Kenko Nihon 21 (People's Health Promotion Campaign for the 21st Century)" since 2000. The Health Promotion Law was also enacted in July 20 02 as the legal foundation for mak ing a nationwide promotion of he alth development and disease prevention.

Newspapers:

Japanese newspapers similar to their worldwide counterparts, run the gamut from general news-oriented papers to special interest newspapers devoted to economics, sports, literature, industry, and trade. Newspapers are circulated either nationally, by region (such as Kantō or Kansai), by prefecture, or by city. Some newspapers publish as often as two times a day (morning and evening editions) while others publish weekly, monthly, quarterly, or even yearly. The five leading national daily newspapers in Japan are the Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, the Yomiuri Shimbun, Sankei Shimbun, and the Nikkei Shimbun. The first two are generally considered liberal/left leaning while the latter three are considered conservative/right leaning.

Capital City Tokyo (8.3 mil ) metro (31.8 mil)

Population: 127,417,200,

Precautions:

A total of 33 Pan-democracy camp members got together to cross the Hong Kong Macau border starting at 9am from the Kowloon Peninsula.[4][5] Antonio Ng and the New Democratic Macau Association picked up the democrats at Macau ferry terminal, followed by a 3-hour seminar that discuss how Macau's politics and economic conditions have changed since the security law came into effect.[4] The trip from Hong Kong to Macau is a 45-minute ferry ride.[6]

Security:

Welcome to SECURITY SHOW Japan's largest comprehensive exhibition which showcases the most advanced products, technology, services and systems against various risks associated with crimes, accidents, natural and man-made disasters, information leakage, and other hazardous conditions.

As the social environment has changed rapidly and significantly, there has been a growing awareness of the impending need to address systematic risk management. The introduction of security equipment, systems and services has greatly contributed to risk management efforts. It is also notable that people has become increasingly interested in "the quality" of security. In this context, it is also necessary for us to further improve the safety of security equipment, systems and services.

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